Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Wishing everyone a happy & safe Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I just found a site that has really easy to download cross stitch patterns

Plus, if you click on this link, you'll automatically receive a gift when you subscribe. I use this site all the time; there are hundreds of all different types of patterns, and there are new patterns added everyday. It's really worth a look.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Charity Daisy Square

When I saw this square on
I just fell in love with it.
I have made up some squares to donate to the designer..still need to mail them out.
If you're interested in this square check out the blog.
What you see above is the outside of my crochet hook holder.
I still need to finish the inside so no photo of that yet.
I'm very happy with the way it has turned out.
I used #10 crochet thread and a steel hook #8.
I'm going to use fabric for the inside just need to decide what fabrics
Still searching for the perfect ones.

Sheep Bookmark

I adapted this bookmark from a potholder pattern.
I used thread instead of yarn and a steel hook.
The pattern is from Crochet World, July/August 1991.
The designer's name is Barbara Roy.

Amish Sampler

I found this on the internet and just loved it.
You can find the pattern on this site

Virtue Baskets

This is from Cross Country Stitching Folk Art ABC's 2007.
I stitched this using my floor frame for the first time.
I have to admit the floor frame did make the stitching faster since you can use 2 hands. Although I did take it out of the frame for the detailing.

Grand Abecedarie SAL

Although I didn't officially sign up for SAL....I did enjoy stitching it.
You can find the pattern at

Everybody Loves Me

Everyone Loves Me From Disney, distributed by Janlynn.
We love Disney!!!

Calendar Cats Is Finished!!

Started this one years ago. Aren't they cute?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Teapot Bookmark Pattern

Teapot Bookmark
By Sue Steinberg 2009
Materials: crochet cotton #10, 2 different colors, #7 steel hook, needle, scissors
MC: main color
CC: contrasting color
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dec: decrease
sl st: slip stitch

With MC ch 9.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-5: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc across, 2 sc in last sc. ch 1, turn
Rows 6-12: sc across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 13-16: dec, sc across, dec in last 2 sc. ch 1, turn. Fasten off
Row 17: Attach CC in 1st sc, sc across. Fasten off.
Row 18: Attach MC is 1st sc, dec, sc across, dec in last 2 sc. ch 1, turn.
Row 19: dec, sc across, dec in last 2 sc. Fasten off.
Row 20: Attach CC in 1st sc, sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 21: dec across entire row, turn. You should have 1 sc at the end of this row.
Tassel Chain: Sl st into sc, chain 20-25, sl st into same sc. Fasten off.
Note: I'm right handed....left handed crocheters may need to have the top of the teapot to their left.
Row 1: With right side facing & the top of the kettle to your right, attach MC in end of row 12 from the bottom of teapot with sc, sc in the ends of the next 4 rows, ch1 , turn.
Row 2: sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. ch1, turn.
Row 3: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc across to last 2 sc, dec. ch1, turn.
Row 4: dec, sc across, 2 sc in last sc. ch 1, turn.
Row 5: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc across to last 2 sc, dec. ch 1, turn.
Row 6: dec, sc cross to last sc, 3 sc in last sc, 2 sc in end of next row down side of spout, sl st in next row. Fasten off.
On opposite side of teapot, attach CC with sc in 7th row from bottom of teapot, ch 10, sc, sl st into the end of row 12 of teapot. (The same row as where you started the spout.) Turn. Sc into ch space just made. Put enough sc in space to make the handle firm. Sl st into end of the same row as 1 sc of handle. Fasten Off.
Weave in all loose ends.
Make a tassel to your liking attach to tassel chain at top of the teapot.

My First Ever Crochet Pattern

I think it came out pretty good. Pattern to follow.

Rectangle Granny Bookmark

This one can be find here:

Sitting Kitty Bookmark

Can't find the link to this one either. However, I know you can still find it on the web...just search Sitting Kitty Bookmark. I've seen it recently.

Friendship Rings

This is from Hooked On Crochet magazine, June 2006. I have to admit I tried making this bookmark several times and always ended up frogging it. I tried it again recently...took some frogging and trying again but I finally got it done. Once I got to the 3rd motif it was smooth sailing from there on.

Strawberry Bookmark

This patterns is from the Happy Hooker's website. I'm not sure if it still exists. I couldn't find it when I was trying to find the link.

Cow Bookmark

This one came from Crochetville Forum also. Here's the link:

Marshmallow Bunny Bookmark

This is a pattern I found on the Crochetville Forum. I made mine into a bookmark. I still need to expertiment with thread & hook size to get the size I want. This one is made with crochet cotton #10 and #7 steel hook. I'd like it a little larger.

Lil Buster Owl Bookmark

This pattern is originally a fridgie or pin. I made it into a bookmark by adding a tassel to the end. Patterns can be found here:

Rounded Corners Bookmark

This bookmark I found on the web on the Crochetville Form. Pattern can be found here:

Easter Bunny & Egg Bookmark

This bookmark is from Annie's Attic Special Day Bookmarks. I just liked the egg & bunny so I didn't crochet the whole thing.

Granny Square Bookmark

This bookmark is from the leaflet 3 Dozen & One Bookmarks from Annie's Attic. Designed byJanie Herrin.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Buzzing Around Biscornu

This is a Baraba Ana design. You can find it here:
This is the first biscornu that I made. I just love the bee design. Check out her other designs too. I've also made, Tea, Coffee & Flip Flop Summer.

Grand Abecedaire SAL

I found this SAL at Gazette 94's's the link
I still have to take a picture of my progress and send it over to the blog. I'm almost finished with part 3.


Just some of the bookmarks I've made for my collection. I'll try to take more photos soon.

More Pincushions

The one on the top is from the web. Don't remember where I found it. I thought it was very pretty. Was suppose to be a biscornia but I made it into a regular pincushion with a button in the middle.
The Pins pincushion is plastic cavnas. I made this several years ago. But never finished it until recently. This design is out of Annie' Attic Quick & Easy Pattern Club Aug.-Setp. 1990 Number 64. As you can see I've collected a huge library of patterns. I have magazines going back to the late 70's.

Chair Pincushion

This pincushion is from the Leisure Arts Leaflet #2029 Best Bazaar 12 Designs To Crochet. This was very easy to make.

Two Christmas Ornaments

I made these ornaments for my great aunts for Christmas. I still have them because I didn't see them yet. Both designs are free charts off the web. I love finding free designs on line. I've made a lot of things using them.

Snowman Wall Hanging

I made this Snowman wall hanging a few years back. My first attempt at applique. Fell in love with it. I've made several other wall hangings using that techinque since then. None are finished out. I'll have to pull them out and finish them up.

Halloween Wall Hanging

This is a Halloween mini wall hanging I made for my cousin for Christmas. Yes Christmas..she loves Halloween.

My Photos

Here's a link to all my pictures on Photo Bucket. It seems the background I have chosen for my blog is not cooperating with blogger on photo size. Even the smallest setting is too big. I'll have to mess around with this. So in the mean time check out my photos.


Crocodile On The Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger
The Birth Of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Girl With The Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
Ghostwalk, A Novel by Rebecca Scott
Finn, A Novel by John Clinch
Ex-Libris by Ross King
From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
The New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling
The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Sugar Camp Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Master Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Quilter's Legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini
Killjoy by Elizabeth Forrest
Nighttime Is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs
Valley Forge by MacKinlay Kantar
The Catcher In The Rye By J.D. Salinger
Cutwork by Monica Ferris
The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
A Stitch In Time by Monica Ferris
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris
Rutland Place by Anne Perry
A Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris
The Island Of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz
Swords Of Darkness by Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor
Midnight by Dean Koontz
Spies Of The Revolution by Katherine & John Bakeless
Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz
Gone By Jonathon Kellerman
Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman
A Cold Heart by Jonathan Kellerman
Flesh & Blood by Jonathan Kellerman
Double Homicide by Jonathan & Faye Kellerman
Street Dreams by Faye Kellerman
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Speaks The Nightbird by Robert McCammon
Jamestown, A Novel by Matthew Sharpe
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Cottage by Danielle Steel
The Vanished Child by Sarah Smith
A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? by Sidney Sheldon
Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Fool's Puzzle by Earlene Fowler
World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
Blizzard by George Stone
Hooked On Murder by Betty Hechtman
With No One As Witness by Elizabeth George
You've Been Warned by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The First Men In The Moon by H.G. Wells
Crisis by Robin Cook
The True Confessions Of Charolette Doyle by Avi
The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
The Witness by Sandra Brown
Envy By Sandra Brown
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Callander Square by Anne Perry
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Kingdom Keepers II: Disney At Dawn By Ridley Pearson
The Cabinet Of Curiosities by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Dance Of Death by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Utopia by Lincoln Child
Lifeguard by James Patternson
1812 by David Nevin
Indiana Jones And the Secret Of the Sphinx by Max McCoy
Walkers by Graham Masterton
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The House Of The Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Minuteman Murder by Jane Langton
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
4th Of July by James Patterns & Maxine Paetro
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Miss Muriel & Other Stories by Ann Petry
The 5th Horseman by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Bridget Jone's Diary by Helen Fielding
The Imagineering Fileld Guide To Epcot At Walt Disney World by The Imagineers
The Patroits Club by Christopher Reich
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Book Of The Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Cross-Country Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini
Sins and Needles by Monica Ferris
Too Many Crooks Spoil The Broth by Tamar Myers
The Chronicles of Narinia by C.S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
The Horse & His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
Gilt By Assocation by Tamar Myers
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


The Book Of Lost Things by John Connolly
We Have Always Lived In A Castle By Shirley Jackson
Larceny And Old Lace by Tamar Myers
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
Pride & Prejudice By Jane Austen
Marker By Robin Cook
Born To Be Wild By Catherine Coulter
Forever by Peter Hamill
The Kingdom Keepers : Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
Circle Of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle by Lois Battle
Mount Dragon by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman
Court of the Stone Children by Eleanor Cameron
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Fourteen Sisters Of Emilio Montez O'Brien by Oscar Hijuelos
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Plague Ship by Frank G. Slaughter
Blind Side by Catherine Coulter
A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton
Thunderhead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Honeymoon by James Patternson
Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
Needled To Death By Maggie Sefton
Embroidered Truths by Monica Ferris
Years Of Wonder By Geraldine Brooks


The Bountiful Quilt (Circle Quilt) - need quilting & finished
Tea Time Tablerunner - needs applique, quilting & finished
Flower Vase - needs quilting & finished
Littles Baskets - needs quliting & finished
Tea Time Wall Hanging - needs quilting & finished, 90% Done


Butternut Road
Summer Sampler

The Drawn Thread
Sampler Gameboard

The Prairie Schooler
Thanksgiving Comes Again

Rosewood Manor
American Quilt Sampler

Blessed are the Needleworkers

Hillside Samplings
Little House Needlework
Thread Gatherings
The Bookshelf
Needlework School

With My Needle
Acorn Sampler Sewing Case
Busy Bee Sewing Case

The Cricket Collection
Skeleton Crew
Spring Fleece
Soft Boiled

Waxing Moon
Welcome To The Nuthouse

Bright Needle
The Needlework Shop
Doll House


Live, Learn, Love from Dimensions
Tinker Bell Bookmark from Janlynn
Busy Bees from NMI Needlemagic Inc.
Home from NMI Needlemagic Inc.
Eyeore Watercolor from Janlynn
Buttons 'N Bows from Dimensions
Disney's Expressive Mickey from Janlynn
Hive Bear from Needlemagic Inc.
Cup Of Tea from Needlemagic Inc.
Topiary from Needlemagic Inc.
(2) Sew Special from Needlemagic Inc.
Tea For Two from Needlemagic Inc.
Adirondack Welcome from Sunset
Cozy Sewing Room from Sunset (stamped cross stitch)
Winter Sampler from Janlynn
Spring Sampler from Janlynn
Summer Sampler from Janlynn
Autumn Sampler fromJanlynn
Autumn Harvest from Bucilla
Folk Art Angels from Coats & Clark
Victorian House from Janlynn (needlepoint)
A Gathering Of Angels from Sunset
Fishermans Fancy from Dimensions
Beribboned Bouquet from Sunset
Maggie The Messmaker from Dimensions
Max In The Adirondacks from Dimensions
Spring Angel from Janlynn
Angel Of Cross Stitch from Design Works
Home Sweet Home from Bucilla (silk ribbon embroidery)
Happy Stitching from Dimensions
Mill Hill Bead Ornaments
Stacked Cups from Debbie Mumm
As Ye Sew from Bucilla
Tinkerbell Spool Ornament from Janlynn
Tatty Teddy Peek-A-Boo Bookmark from Me To You


Tatty Teddy Peek-A-Boo Bookmark from Me To You
Scarecrow Sweetie by Sandi Gore Evans. Chart is in Leisure Arts Something For Every Season
Teapot Coasters from Bucilla (plastic canvas)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'M BACK!!!!!!

I'm going to try to blog at least once a week. This is my over the New Year's resolution that I've just made to myself.
As you can see, I've changed the name and look of my blog. I like this very much. I enjoy just looking at it. Hopefully I will keep my resolution.
I've been cross stitching, crocheting, and sewing. I finally finished the top of the Circle quilt. I hope my SIL is still willing to quilt it for me. This quilt weighs a ton already.
Got a new camera for Christmas. So new photos should be coming (hopefully). I probably should call this blog Hopeful Scraps from my needle!!